Category: Fire Department News

City of Champaign Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

The City of Champaign has confirmed a Champaign Firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently recovering at home in isolation. To protect the individual’s privacy, the employee’s identity will not be released, nor will the City comment on their medical condition. The City has consulted with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) […]


Keeping Construction Workers and City Inspectors Safe during COVID-19

The March 20, 2020, stay-at-home order issued by Governor Pritzker identified activity that was considered “essential.” Included on this list is “Construction” which is interpreted to mean both private and public construction projects. The continuance of construction during the COVID-19 outbreak means City of Champaign employees must continue to serve that industry by reviewing building […]


Large Development Projects to Submit COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Plan

Under the Governor’s Executive “Stay at Home” Order, construction is listed as an essential service. As such, many private and public construction projects in Champaign continue to move forward. In compliance with the order, the City of Champaign continues to accept building permits and perform inspections of active construction projects. To best protect the health […]


Residential Fire – 1618 W Union St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a duplex at 1618 W Union St., Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:56 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the residence. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of a fire in the single-story duplex. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke […]


VIDEO MESSAGE: Fire Chief Addresses COVID-19

Please click HERE to watch the Fire Chief addressing the state of Champaign’s fire services following Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS: Hello, I am Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig. As many of you are aware, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced that Champaign County has had its first confirmed case of […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities We Are Still Open for Business and Happy to Assist You!   Effective immediately, the City of Champaign is temporarily limiting public access to the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department. This decision is made in the […]


Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 507 E Green #101-201 $715,000 2-6-20 Alteration Office 3502 Fields South Dr $333,000 2-6-20 New Retail Shell Building     […]


City Staff Discuss Careers with Area Youth

City staff shared information about their jobs with area eighth graders at the 29th Annual Career Conference at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This week-long conference runs January 14-23, 2020, and attracts more than 2,000 students from 23 area schools.  The goal is to inform area students about local career opportunities.  Mary Catherine Roberson […]


Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony Now Available on CGTV and Online

The Champaign Fire Department held the Fifth Annual Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2019. Every year the Fire Department holds a ceremony to celebrate the heroes, promotions and great work being done in the community. City staff recorded the event which is now airing on CGTV and is also available […]


New Building Permits Issues 12.19.19

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 102 Mercury $689,803 12-16-19 Alteration Fed Ex 210 E University $1,992,388 12-17-19 Alteration Carle Arrow Ambulance 2100 N Neil $2,459,877 […]